Awards and achievements

These local students have recently distinguished themselves:

— Stephanie Mason of Altamont, a Berne-Knox-Westerlo graduate, was inducted into the Veterinary Technology Honor Society at the State University of New York College of Technology at Delhi. Membership is offered to students who have a cumulative grade-point average of 3.5 or above, a demonstrated commitment to caring for animals, and desirable qualities of strong character, work ethic, and professional behavior;

— Omar Beesley of Delmar has received The Edward Huntington Memorial Mathematical Prize Scholarship at Hamilton College. Beesley, a senior majoring in mathematics and physics, is a graduate of Bethlehem Central Schools. The prize was established by Alexander C. Soper, Class of 1867, and is awarded to a senior who has excelled in mathematics and who elects a course in that discipline during the senior year;

— James Cody of Delmar is studying in New York City for the fall 2019 semester as part of a Hamilton College program structured so that students spend four days a week as interns in a firm or organization, attend weekly seminars on the semester’s topic, and do an independent project. 

This semester's program, The Global Labor Market, focuses on profound changes to labor markets in our dynamic and globalizing world. Cody, a junior majoring in economics, is a graduate of Bethlehem Central Schools. He is interning at Empire Global Ventures;

— Eric Wolfsberg of Delmar  was one of more than 400 University of Delaware undergraduate students who worked on a range of research projects in disciplines all across the university as well as in the community for 10 weeks this past summer, learning how original research takes place and creating new knowledge themselves;

— Katherine Shattuck of Altamont, a student at the State University of New York College at New Paltz, performed on Oct. 29 in the “Chamber Ensembles, Concert Choir, and Chamber Singers” concert;

— Justin Heller of Altamont traveled with 83 other State University of New York College at Oneonta students to New York City on Oct. 24 for the college’s annual Backpacks to Briefcases alumni networking trip where they visited 18 well-established alumni at their Manhattan offices and heard about their experiences going from students to top executives. Heller is studying professional accounting. To participate in the trip, he had to submit his résumé and an application;

— Kristin Hannay of Westerlo, a student at Cedarville University in Ohio, has been inducted into Lambda Pi Eta, an honors organization for the communications department;

— Catherine Harvey, of Delmar, a student at Assumption College in Massachusetts, is currently serving as president of cheerleading for the 2019-20 academic year. The nationally recognized Assumption College cheerleading team leads the crowd in supporting the football and basketball games and performs at Bleed Blue and local competitions, as well as the National Collegiate Cheerleading Competition. The team is open to all students and provides two options: the Competitive Team and the Game Team;

— John Bonanno of Slingerlands, now at Western New England University in Massachusetts, was among 62 Arts and Science students inducted into the school’s Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society on Nov. 1. Founded in 1924, Alpha Lambda Delta is a national honor society for first-year students that recognizes superior academic achievement and encourages students to develop meaningful goals for their roles in society. Bonanno is majoring in pre-pharmacy; and

—Kelsey McMillen of Voorheesville, now at Western New England University in Massachusetts, was among 62 Arts and Science students inducted into the school’s Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society on Nov. 1. Founded in 1924, Alpha Lambda Delta is a national honor society for first-year students that recognizes superior academic achievement and encourages students to develop meaningful goals for their roles in society. McMillen is majoring in marketing communication/advertising.

More Student Kudos

  • These local students have recently earned diplomas in these fields from Hudson Valley Community College:
     

    — Hidaya Ali of Guilderland in business administration;

    — Sachin Arjune of Schenectady in business administration;

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